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Richard Upton Pickman
Set
Core Set
Effect
+1 Luck
+1 Speed
Your attacks are not affected by Physical Resistance.
UniqueFC-38: Richard Upton Pickman [R]
Genius Painter
235px
Type Subtype
Character Cultist
Faction Cost Skill
The Syndicate 4 3
Terror Combat Arcane Investigation
0 2 0 1
Card Text
Action: pay 2 to choose a character. Until the end of the phase, Richard Upton Pickman gains that character's keywords and triggered abilities. Then, treat that character as though its printed text box were blank.
UniqueCS-63: Richard Upton Pickman [F]
Genius Painter
235px
Type Subtype
Character Cultist
Faction Cost Skill
The Syndicate 4 3
Terror Combat Arcane Investigation
0 2 0 1
Card Text
Action: Pay 2 to choose a character. Until the end of the phase, Richard Upton Pickman gains that character's keywords and triggered abilities. Then, treat that character as though its printed text box were blank until the end of the phase.
UniqueD-97: Richard Upton Pickman [F]
Venerable Ghoul
235px
Type Subtype
Character Ghoul
Monster
Faction Cost Skill
Neutral 4 3
Terror Combat Arcane Investigation
0 2 0 1
Card Text
Richard Upton Pickman gains the icons of each attached Ghoul character.
If Richard Upton Pickman would be wounded, you may discard an attached Ghoul character instead.
Action: Pay 2 to attach a Ghoul character to Richard Upton Pickman from your hand or discard pile.

Richard Upton Pickman is an Ally that appears in the Arkham Horror Second Edition Core Set and a Character Card that appears in the Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game Forgotten Cities, Core Set, and Dreamlands.

Availability[]

CS-63 appears in the Necronomicon Draft Pack.

Artwork[]

FC-38 and CS-63 use an illustration[?] by Nick Percival.

D-97 uses an illustration[?] by Uwe Jarling.

Mythos[]

Richard Upton Pickman first appeared in the story ickman's Model (H.P. Lovecraft, 1927).

Richard Upton Pickman is a Salem painter of remarkable skill who is especially remembered for his works depicting strange bestial monsters in graveyards and cellars.

Pickman was a naturally gifted artist, and his study at Minneiska University in Wisconsin, a center for decadent artists, only enhanced his own morbid instincts further. Pickman's ghastly realism set him apart from many of his fellow decadents.

For a brief time he attempted to create more mainstream works to gain the backing of the Boston Art Club. He eventually was forced to leave under pressure from most of the Club's members.

In the year 1926, Pickman disappeared from his home in Boston, along with most of his unsold works. Some assert that he committed suicide, but others believe that he dwells somewhere in the Dreamlands. From what we know of that magical land, both of these theories may be true.[1]

Notes and references[]

  1. Harms, Daniel, "Pickman, Richard Upton (1884–1926?)", Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia.
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